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today. danica patrick becomes the first woman ever, woman driver in the history of nascar to win a pole position and she did it at the sport's biggest race. patrick posted a qualifying lap of almost 200 miles an hour. she will share the front row next sunday with jeff gordon. >> ultimately at the end of the day, too, everything happens for a reason. i've thought about it and i thought about how i was kind of a favorite pole going in. you know what? maybe i wasn't ready. maybe it would have been hard on me. maybe my life would have changeded and been different. i just feel like i'm comfortable and cool. i've been around for a long time now and maybe now was the time. >> it's your time, it's your time. this will be patrick's first full season in nascar sprint series. i'll talk to her life in the "cnn newsroom" in just a few minutes. >>> more serious news. oscar pistorius has dropped out of several races, including one set for april here in the united states. although he is under contract to run, his management company says he dropped out to deal with the charges he now faces. he's accused
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banfield. thanks for watching, everyone. >>> history made. danica patrick the first woman to win the pole position. don't be modest, you know you made history with this. >> i don't know how the answer that. >> and flying with kids is tough, but one woman says that a boozy passenger slapped her child and then called him a racial slur. >>> the murder of john lennon and letters surfacing from his killer to the arresting officer. we are talking to the former cop. >>> and american whiskey reverses course after fans are angry over a formula change. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon and we want to get you up to speed on the day's headlines. sports history has been made today, and a boy's club no more. danica patrick has won the pole at daytona 500, and the first woman to win the pole at daytona or any sprint cup race. i interviewed danica a while ago and stay right there, and i will show you the full conversation in a few moments. >>> massive spending cuts are coming, and you should get ready for them and that what wyoming republican john barrasso said. remember the fiscal cliff a couple of mon
been made today, and a boy's club no more. danica patrick has won the pole at the daytona 500, breaking 196 miles an hour in one qualifying lap. she's the first woman to win the pole at daytona or any sprint cup race. i interviewed danica a while ago and stay right there, and i will show you the full conversation in a few moments. >>> massive spending cuts are coming, and you should get ready for them and that what wyoming republican john barrasso said this weekend. remember the fiscal cliff a couple of months ago? democrats favor raising taxes and other alternatives to across the board cuts. so another deadline and countdown and plenty more budget fighting on capitol hill. >>> a top white house aide is defending a new administration plan for immigration reform. the plan was leaked over the weekend, angering republicans and the democrats in congress working on their own. and marco rubio calls it dead on arrival in the current form. >>> and senator john mccain says that chuck hagel will be probably be confirmed as the next defense secretary. he believes he has enough votes to join presid
a great day. >> you, too. >>> the daytona 500 just a week away. what driver danica patrick is doing today that could give you a critical advantage in the race and land her in the nascar history books. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker oats. today is going to be epic. quaker up. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> a showdown between the nba's best in the east and best in the w
. >>> driver danica patrick wins the pole position for the daytona 500. that makes her the first woman to start the legendary race. patrick told cnn's don lemon that she loves the idea of going beyond racing in general. >> one of the coolest things is to be able to think that parents and their kids are having that conversation at home about it. and to, you know, i've heard stories about, look, a kid, a boy or a girl, saying, but mommy, daddy, that's a girl that's out there racing, and then they can have that conversation to say, you can do anything you want to do and gender doesn't matter. your passion is what matters. and that's cool. >> patrick won the pole position by going more than 196 miles an hour, that's almost 200 miles an hour. the daytona 500 is sunday. >>> man's best friend is also a lifesaver. charlie, a border collie mix, is getting credit for saving mike cameron. first, charlie woke cameron up by jumping on his chest as a fire raged in his house in nova scotia last week. cameron says he got up and started looking for his cats. he said he collapsed by the door but felt charlie bur
. >>> danica patrick is talking with cnn about her barrier-breaking achievement in car racing over the weekend. she became the first woman ever to win pole position at the daytona 500. patrick tells cnn's don lemon she hopes parents and then daughters learn a lesson from what she's done. >> i love that to go beyond racing in general, i mean, just to kind of break gender barriers, i feel that one of the coolest things is to be able to think this parents and then kids are having that conversation at home about it. i've heard stories about a kid, a boy or a girl, saying, but mommy, daddy, that's a girl that's out there racing, and then they can have that conversation to say, you can do anything you want to do. and gender doesn't matter. your passion is what matters. and that's cool. >> cool indeed. the daytona 500 is next sunday. only nine of the pole winners in the first 54 daytona 500s won the race. >>> we're getting you more pictures of friday's meteor explosion over russia. at least one of the fragments punched a big hole in a frozen lake. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they
district attacks. >>> and a historic day in racing as danica patrick breaks down a longstanding barrier. we'll show you, next. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. less than two weeks before pope benedict steps down, a massive crowd gathered to hear what could be one of his last public prayers. 50,000 people came to st. peter's square, doubled last week's crowd. >> reporter: in rome where there is no shortage of must-see attractions, suddenly elderly pope benedict is number one on everyone's list. today he delivered his weekly prayer from his balcony just as he has for nearly eight years, but this crowd was worthy of a rock star. iz exit from his last public mass on ash wednesday turned churchgoers into paparazzi. the hottest ticket in town? benedict's final audience on february 27 th, the day before he steps down. 35,000 people have already requested free tickets says
of transparency? jamie: how about this, bill? this is so huge. history in the making at daytona. danica patrick winning the top slot in the race, the first time for a woman. what does it mean for the support? ♪ ♪ [ slap! ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you h heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never ne
is as important as how much they watch it. race car driver danica patrick is making nascar history. patrick has become the first woman to win the pole position for the daytona 500. this means that she will start in the front row on february 24th alongside jeff gordon. the rest of the drivers will participate in two qualifying races. scheduled for thursday. to find out what positions they will start in. this is what patrick had to say about her record breaking day. >> it was just in a moment thinking about what i need to do for next sunday. >> this is patrick's first full year as a nascar sprint cup driver. last year she made ten sprint cup starts. for:2it is for: a quiet start right start Ñáçwçñ >> forest whitaker has an unwelcome encounter at a new york deli, and movie-goers choose "die hard" for valentine's day. cristina mutchler has more in today's hollywood minute this was a false accusation of shoplifting. he was she did not alert authorities. action overtook romance with diehardarkansas authorities are reporting the death of country music star mindy mccready. the cause. an apparent s
reform. >>> breaking the glass ceiling at nearly 200 miles an hour. danica patrick's historic achievement that could make us all proud, women drivers, huh. no more comments like that from you, jon scott. jon: okay. jenna: it's all "happening now." jenna: jon never made a rude comment about women drivers. i was just teasing. jon: i never have ridden in a car with you, at least with you behind the wheel. jenna: probably a good thing. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. we begin with a tragic tend to a troubled country star. investigators say mindy mccready died apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at her home arkansas. she rose to the top of the charts with its like "10,000 angels" and "guys do it all the time" before personal problems sidetracked to her career. mccready's boyfriend and the father of her youngest son died one month ago on the same porch where her body was found over the weekend. casey stiegel is live from the dallas bureau. her buy friend also took his own life, casey are the report jon, police are investigating it as a suicide. mindy mccready said thi
. >>> she never seems to get tired of breaking records. what danica patrick just did at daytona that has put her in the history books. jenna: next hour senator john mccain turning the tables on "meet the press" host david gregory. the senator asking pointed questions about the deadly terrorist attack in benghazi. we have that today in our "news watch" panel. the 1993 world trade center bomber files a lawsuit from his cell at a maximum security prison. he is not so happy there. does he have a case? and tom cruise suing the publisher of "life and style" and in touch magazines after stories are printed about the star's relationship with his daughter. inside the $50 million lawsuit, coming up. jon: well, making history on the track. danica patrick becomes the first woman to capture the top starting spot for the daytona 500, let alone any race in nascar's premier circuit. this gender breakthrough coming at a speed of nearly 200 miles an hour. phil keating live in miami with details. so is she now the favorite to win the race on sunday? >> reporter: sitting on the pole does not guaranty you become
at the obama administration in a leaked draft of the president's immigration reform proposal. >>> danica patrick makes history in daytona. >>> a new hope for han solo. >>> and the nation's greatest president immortalized in cheddar. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. it's nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. the world of country music has lost a memorable voice. mindy mccready died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. she sold more than three million of albums but was plagued by alcohol abuse and stints in rehab. we have a look at her rise to fame and her public downfall. >> reporter: mindy mccready started her rise to fame in 1996 with her debut album "10,000 angels" which would go on to earn multi-platinum status. in the years that followed she would release four more albums, charting 12 songs on the country billboard singles chart. from the first rapid climb to fame it would be more her private life that kept her name in the headlines.
points, 15 assists. he walk away with the big trophy. >>> in her fourth year in nascar, danica patrick has made history. she becomes the first woman to secure the top spot for any race in nascar's premier circuit. she went out in eighth in qualifying session and had to wait about two hours as 37 fellow drivers tried to take her spot. only four-time cup champ jeff gordon even came close to knocking her off. >> that's huge. >> she'll start this weekend on the poll at daytona. really cool. >> that is huge. in this sport, i mean, man. >> some people have accused her of being a novelty over the years. you're not a novelty when you take the poll at daytona. >> that's what's so exciting about that fact. it's such a male centric, testosterone fueled deal. we always hear these stories about how men will take more chances than women, and they don't -- it's just -- that is great in so many ways. >> yeah, she's driving with the boys now. >>> finally, the shot of the day comes from brandon university in manitoba, canada. not exactly a bracket buster, but friday night head coach gill chung, you know
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